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Coddan CPM Ltd. – Company Registration Agent in the UK
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Company Formation from £24.99 Contact Us How easy is it to register your company with us?

How easy is it to register your company with us?

We've done everything possible to make the company registration procedure as quick and stress-free for prospective company owners as possible. So, what are the company formation steps you need to know to register your company with us? It's this simple:

1. Choose your company name

The first step when establishing a limited company is to decide what you're going to call yourself. When you've done that, you have to check if the name is actually available for you to do. This is quick and easy and is done simply by typing your desired name into the search tool on our homepage. If it happens to be taken, you can just change it and check again until you find something that both works for you and is available.

The name is up to you, but as some advice tries thinking about something that encapsulates what your business does and your core values. Make it as simple and as concise as possible.


It's also worth checking if the domain name relating to your chosen company name is available. It's important for both company and domain name to match, to make it that much easier for future customers to find you.


2. Select your package

Now you can take your choice from our four standard formation packages, based on the following company formation types:

• Companies limited by shares


• Companies limited by guarantee


• Limited liability partnerships


If you need more help, we can work with you to determine your company's needs and recommend the right package for you.


3. Providing company details

The first stage takes just five minutes of your time, to complete the online company incorporation application. You'll need to provide your company's registered address, as well as details of all company directors, shareholders, or members. You will need to provide the details of the person with the significant control of your company.

4. Checkout

With that done you have the freedom to choose some of our additional features and services to your package, before checking out. Checking out is easy, fast, and secure, and can be done by debit or credit card, PayPal or by banking transfer.

Following your payment clearing, we'll email you a purchase confirmation along with a receipted invoice and access to our “online company manager” portal.


5. What happens after that?

Your completed application will be sent to Companies House to be approved. This process often takes between three and six working hours, however, this is dependent on their workload so can sometimes take a little longer.

Following acceptance of your application and incorporation of your company, we'll send you your VAT invoice, and company documents by email.

If you've chosen to receive printed documents, we will post them to you within 24 hours. You'll also receive an email if you've chosen our business bank account referral service, linking you to your chosen bank to begin the application.

If you have any questions, at any time, please contact us for guidance.


What information do I need to register a company?

Starting your own company is a great way to break free of the 9-5 and become your own boss. However, getting started can be tricky. The first thing you need to do is to register your company with Companies House and HMRC. Company registration is vital as it ensures that you are operating legally and paying the correct taxes.

New business owners are often unsure about the information required for a company formation. Luckily, we’re here to help. Let’s take a closer look at the information you’ll need to provide when registering your company.

1. Registered Office

You will need to provide Companies House and HMRC with your company’s official address. This must be a full postal address and must be located in the same country in which your company is incorporated. All official communications from Companies House and HMRC will be sent to this address, and the address will also appear in your company’s public record. You should note that you can’t use a PO Box Number for this purpose.


2. Business Activity

You must inform Companies House of the type of work your new business will be conducting. You can do this by choosing the relevant SIC (Standard International Classification) code. You can find a detailed list of SIC codes at our online application form.

3. Director’s details

You must provide the following information for your company director:
- Full name
- Date of birth (must be at least 16 years old)
- Nationality
- Occupation
- Residential address

4. Shareholders details

You must also provide details of any company shareholders:
- Full name
- Date of birth - Nationality
- Residential address


5. Secretary details

You can provide details of your company secretary if you wish, but this is optional:
- Full name
- Date of birth (must be over 16 years old)
- Occupation
- Nationality

6. Person with Significant Control(PSC)details

A PSC is any person who is able to exert control over your company through possession of shares, voting rights, or the ability to appoint or remove directors and managers. You will have to provide the following information for all PSCs:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Residential address
- Nationality

Call the experts

Company registration is a complex process, so there’s no shame in asking for help. Here at Coddan, we have years of experience in registering companies in both the UK and overseas. We take the time to understand your company so that we can create a package that is tailor-made to your needs. Using the latest technology, our team of incorporation experts can register a new company in as little as six hours. This streamlined process doesn’t just save you time. It also allows us to offer highly competitive prices. Get in touch today for a consultation.